"The silent memorial"
On December 8th, 1994, the small city of Karamay in China's northwest Xinjiang province was home to one of the worst fire disasters in the country's history. As a result more than 300 people who were at the "Friendship Theatre" (友谊馆) were killed -288 of whom were elementary to middle school students. It was the time when Chinese government implemented the new one-child family planning policy and as a result, media were eager to erase all the traces of this catastrophic event. My project aims to criticise the way that media were manipulated by the government. I create a physical model of the entrance of the demolished "Friendship Theatre". At the background, I put newspapers of this era in order to mediate the way that media have silenced the event.